Saturday, April 16, 2016

The days that I can never go back to...

I've been thinking much about this.

Khale got a new puzzle mat from my in-laws, so Gab fixed the living room to give the little one a bigger space to roam. We've been wanting to get him some, but the tightness of our budget was so suffocating that we had to put off the thought a couple of times. Fortunately, his grandparents got him a set.

Thank you, Lord for Your provisions.



Two days ago, I sat on one end while my dear Popy was on the other. I opened my arms slightly to the front and said, "Come to mum".

He stood up, laughed and stomped a foot a few times. I encouraged him one more time and he started walking towards me. I hugged him.




Yesterday, while teaching breastfeeding to new mums and mums-to-be with my Breastfeeding Pinays Co-Counselors, I held a 6-week old baby girl, and I asked myself:


"Where has time gone?"


Me, in the middle holding a baby. Khale was further left, being independent and playing with a co-counselor's daughter.


I looked at Khale this morning. I told him to hold on the rail; and he just looked at me, smiling and clapping his hands.


Nine months came and left so quickly.

He's big and tall and heavy. He talks so much. He sits and stands and wouldn't stop moving. He laughs a lot and loves being surprised.

I held his hand that afternoon; and I noticed his hands are bigger, his fingernails are longer.

Where has time gone, my love?

From being carried all the time to rolling to sitting to crawling to standing to walking...

From breastfeeding to sleep to sleeping on your own...

From cries to saying mum and bubba...


Look, mum! No hands! - Khale

I wonder how much longer or shorter it would take for him to become a boy and then a man.

I pray he would still let me hold his hand when we walk together and let me hold his hand even when he has grown.

We've come such a long way... and I love him even more.

20 comments:

  1. I feel this way about my kids, who are now 4 and 3 years old. I just want to pause for a while and stop them from growing. As they say, the days are long but the years are short. Time passes by so quickly!

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  2. i know where you're coming from...feeling the same right now :(

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  3. My son is 15 now. The years went by too fast, I find myself asking why at times.

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  4. Time really flies so fast! I feel the same way with my 10-month old and 8 year old.

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  5. Oh my. This hits my heart up to the deepest part of it. My son just turned 1-year-old the other day and I cannot help but look back to the day when he was born. He has achieved so many milestones where, most of it, I wasn't beside him. Huhuhu. And I can't help but feel emotional because of guilt and longing of wanting to be with him as he grows up. They do grow up very fast talaga.

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  6. He can balance na talaga! and even takbo. you're so magaling little man!

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    1. thank you tita berlin! - baby khale

      he was invited to be a ringbearer this june. na-pressure yata kaya nag-lakad na. lol. he's so eager to walk, minsan nauuna yung katawan.

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  7. As they say, time flies when you're having fun. :) It's a joy to watch them grow but we just don't want it too fast. Hehe

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    1. how ironic, yes? i always feel both sad and happy whenever he achieves milestones.

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  8. Ikr? When I looked at my twins baby pictures, parang kelan lang baby at chubby cheeks pa sila!

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  9. I affirm, you have come such a long way. I couldn't help but smile reading your post. My boy just turned 4 and is becoming more and more independent each day. I'm sure your son is, too. How awesome is that?

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    1. Awesome, indeed. :) how is it to have a toddler? i had a thinking that it will get easier when they grow a bit bigger. but now that my son's a bit bigger, I find that it gets crazier lang. lol. parang it's still hard but in a different way.

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  10. Aww... I can feel you getting sentimental. I'm on my pregnancy stage right now and I can't imagine how it'll be seeing my baby grow up right before my eyes.

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  11. My son is turning 2 this year and I feel the same way. It makes me sad sometimes, imagining how it would be in the future when he doesn't need mommy :( but I snap back to the present and just make the most out of it.

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  12. This makes me sad :( Whenever I put my 7 month old baby to sleep then see my 7 yrs old in deep slumber herself, I ask myself the same questions too. Time really has a way of sneaking up on us.

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  13. Awww my kids are now 14, 13 and 5 years old. I always find myself asking the same question. Where has the time gone indeed? Makes me wanna cry sometimes. Haha!

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  14. Same here, Mommy. Really how time flies. Wish they could stay cute and chubby and little quite longer. :)

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  15. Time does fly and they grow up way too quickly for our comfort. My son will turn 7 this year, and I sometimes marvel at how much he has grown and became independent these part few years. If only we can freeze time so they can be babies for a little while longer.

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  16. Time goes by really fast. Sometimes it seems like a blur that's why I take lots of pictures!

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  17. Time passes by really quick when you have kids. My daughters are 3 and 5 and parang kelan lang, they are just babies. I just learned to treasure each moment with them since sooner or later, they are big enough to handle their own.

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